Sep 29, 2012 7:00am PDT
and the latest in the search for the remains of teamster jimmy hoffa, appears to have come up empty. authorities found nory remains of hoffa after digging up the floor of a shed in detroit. tests on the soil will be back on monday. but for now, the 37-year-old mystery remains a mystery. >>> the amazing video we've been showing you of the elderly man jumping from his burning apartment in new york city. lucky for him it was the middle of the day and the streets were crowded at the time. it's the terrifying drop caught on tape. 71-year-old ronnie poe, hanging from his third floor ledge, with nowhere to go but down. >> i had had no choice but to lean out the window as long as i could. >> reporter: moments earlier, poe's kitchen had caught fire. his bronx apartment quickly filling with smoke. there was no escape. so, poe reached back to his military training from decades ago. >> the smoke was coming in so bad. jump, jump. i'll do a paratrooper. >> reporter: he was once a paratrooper who made more than 50 jumps in his military career. but this time, no parachute. below, his neighbors came to his aid.
Sep 13, 2012 8:00pm EDT
, jimmy hoffa, to become the second longest-serving president in teamsters' history. the union represents 1.4 million workers. >> good afternoon and welcome to the national press club. my name is teresa westerner, and i am the 105th president of the national press club. we are the world's leading professional organization for journalists committed to our profession's future through our programming, events such as this while fostering a free press worldwide. for more information about the national press club, please visit our web site, www.press.org. to donate to programs offered to the public through our national press club journalism institute, please visit press.org/institute. on behalf of our members worldwide, i'd like to welcome our speaker and those of you attending today's event. our head table includes guests of our speaker as well as working journalists who are club members. and if you hear applause in our audience, we'd note that members of the general public are attending, so it is not necessarily evidence of a lack of journalistic objectivity. [laughter] i'd also like to welco